Learn how to build an infographic that makes complex information easy to understand and visually compelling.
- [Voiceover] Hi, I'm Nigel French. Welcome to this project-based course on designing an infographic. 2014 marks the centenary of World War I, a cataclysmic event in history and one that has profoundly shaped our world. For that reason, as we commemorate the events of 100 years ago, I've chosen to make the first World War the subject of my infographic. Of course the techniques we'll be exploring can be adapted to any kind of infographic. Using Adobe Illustrator, with help from Adobe Photoshop, Adobe InDesign, and Microsoft Excel, we'll look at how we can use maps, how to represent data in ways that are easy to digest and visually compelling, how to explain a complicated sequence of events, and how we can situate concurrent events on a timeline and in some small way tell the stories of those who experienced these times.
We'll also see how to set up the document, manage the project, choose type and color, and create a background image. Finally, I'll show how we can convert our print infographic to a screen infographic, suitable for use on a website. Let's get started.
- Building a grid
- Choosing colors and typefaces
- Creating a map and diagram key
- Creating a pie chart
- Modifying stock images
- Creating a timeline
- Adding bulleted lists